High Aim Assistance Dogs – and More

High Aim Assistance Dogs – and More

Welcome to This n That Thursday, a blog hop sponsored by 2 Brown Dawgs. I love this day to play catch up, and today I want to catch y’all up on the fund raising event I attended this weekend, Y’all saw Hank on Monday, the rescue dog who will be an assistance dog to a veteran soon.

Therapy dog in training
Hank has been in training for six weeks and is doing great. He’s a rescue dog who will be rescuing someone else soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some beautiful dogs were at the event, but let me just tell you what High Aim is, the group for which funds are being raised. In their own words:

The mission of High Aim is to help individuals with autism and other disabilities achieve maximum independence through the use of specifically trained canine partners.

Specifically:

  • Raises or rescues, trains, and places assistance dogs with their partners.
  • Provides support and continuing education to assistance dog teams.
  • Provides respite care for assistance dogs when needed.
  • Promotes community awareness and provides education about assistance dog teams.

I love this group! Every one I met was sweet and full of information. The dogs were amazing.

Therapy assist dog for an autistic teen, from High Aim
This handsome Lab is already a therapy assist dog to an autistic teen.

What’s not to love? High Aim is now on my radar and I plan to attend the next fundraiser with treats in hand. They hold a dessert auction, so I’ll be bringing Jones chews to place on the dessert table. They also have a donation supply list, if anyone (including myself) wants to adopt High Aim as their Christmas project.

In other news, Jackie, at Pooch Smooches, beat me to the punch in posting this photo of Jimmy.

Jimmy the duck in a purple hat?
Jimmy hates wearing hats and clothes. But this hat is so CUTE! Maybe it’s payback for all the biting, too.

She saw it on FaceCrack and asked permission to use the picture. I love this photo. Jimmy does not love this photo. I think he’s super embarrassed. I would be.

Yesterday I posted a Dogs of Jones Natural Chews feature. So far the feedback has been very positive. Thank you all! I look forward to featuring Jones dogs again in the future!

Thanksgiving is around the corner, y’all. What are your Thanksgiving traditions? In asking that, what I’m really asking is, are there any of you who DON’T eat turkey? Don’t get together with family? Don’t eat cranberry sauce shaped like a can? What do you do instead? Serve in a soup kitchen? Hang out at your local shelter? Eat ham or tofurkey? Have a luau? Get together with best friends? What do you do?

I’m afraid we’re traditionally boring here. We get together with family and eat turkey and dressing. Sweet potatoes and pie. Then watch football and play cards for hours. I like traditional and boring. It doesn’t happen often enough. But I love non-traditional holidays, too. Tell me what you do! I’d love to incorporate something new into the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now y’all go visit 2 Brown Dawgs and pop around on the blog hop. It’s fun! See what everyone else is doing today. Tell ’em Flea sent ya.

Until I write again …

Flea

9 thoughts on “High Aim Assistance Dogs – and More

  1. Mom would love a big family event, but that doesn’t happen. She makes sure that she gets lots of turkey and stuffing, we get something too, not sure what yet for this year…wait…I think we are going to bake something and post about it the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Homemade treats are right up there with Jones treats, you know ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. I love that picture! Sorry, Jimmy, but it’s adorable!

    Well, my husband’s family always has the traditional turkey, but my father in law also makes ham with homemade pineapple glaze and he makes real cranberry sauce. It turns out its not shaped like a can at all! I was shocked the first time I saw it! ๐Ÿ˜› And, to be on the safe side, every year our dogs get Thanksgiving Dinner in a can, courtesy of Merrick. I don’t want them getting sick from the turkey!
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  3. Our family tradition was always to eat…wait for it…(close your eyes Jimmy, I don’t want you reading this part)…DUCK. We also used to be forced to get up super early to watch the Macy’s parade – every last bit of it (torture unless someone tripped or fell in the parade) and we’d have to start making dinner that early (5am) and then we’d eat by say…10 or 11 am. Played a lot of Pinochle with football on. But sadly, Pinochle always trumped football watching (get it? you’d understand if you played Pinochle).

    My own tradition these days is to have cornish hens or sometimes lamb – but first I always get in a good hike. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve spent a couple of T-days with my brother and his family and they have their own traditions like ‘let the 2 year old have a glass with a stem so she can break it’ (hehehe, just kidding – that only happened once but I don’t think I’ll ever forget it).
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  4. We do all the traditional stuff for Thanksgiving. I don’t care for football, though a lot of my family does, so I usually try to get together a few of the non-fans for a nice walk after dinner. We’re usually with my family locally but this year we’re traveling a couple hours to be with my hubby’s family. They don’t watch football or take walks. Thank goodness they at least drink wine! LOL
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  5. Thanks s much for participating in TNT. High Aim sounds like a great group. ๐Ÿ™‚ We will be going to the cabin fr Thanksgiving. I will cook there for hubby and I. No football, because TV is spotty there….lol. We like to go for peace and quiet before the busy holiday season kicks in.
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  6. Hi Aim sounds like a great foundation. Do you think Jimmy would make a good therapy duck? This year we are having a very nontraditional Thanksgiving. We can’t visit family for Thanksgiving this year because family is too far away and my husband could not get both Thursday and Friday off. So we are just going to have a meal here. We’ve invited some friends, but most of them are vegetarian so no turkey for us! Although I do like to eat meat, I don’t like the idea of eating factory raised turkeys pumped full of growth hormones.
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